Robert Downey Jr walks out of interview when asked about past drug use
Robert Downey Jr walked out on Britain's Channel 4 reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy after he pressed him on quotes from the actor's checkered past which is peppered with drug abuse, prison stay and a traumatic relationship with his father.hollywood Updated: Apr 23, 2015 13:14 IST
Robert Downey Jr can show some 'steely' resolve when asked about his 'dark periods' as a Channel 4 reporter found to his dismay during a recent Avengers interview. The actor not only walked out of the interview but also made sure the reporter got his message as he left after saying, "It's getting a little Diane Sawyer in here."
Downey walked out on Britain's Channel 4 reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy after he pressed the actor on quotes from Downey's checkered past which is peppered with drug abuse, prison stay and a traumatic relationship with his father.
A steely moment from Ironman https://t.co/GZVoXtOCnJ— Krishnan Guru-Murthy (@krishgm) April 22, 2015
In a New York Times interview, the actor had said about his incarceration, "You can't go from a $2,000-a-night suite at La Mirage to a penitentiary and really understand it and come out a liberal."
Guru-Murthy quoted this to Downey to which the star responded that one's opinions change and that he wasn't really sure what he was trying to say back during that interview.
The anchor, however, kept pushing. "The reason I'm asking you about the past is that you've talked in other interviews about your relationship with your father and the role of all of that in the dark periods you've been to, taking drugs and drinking and all of that. I'm wondering if you're free of all of that or if that's something you," he was saying when he was cut off by the actor.
"I'm sorry, what are we doing?" the actor said as he stood up, said goodbye and left.
First Published: Apr 23, 2015 12:20 IST